Gertrude Williams

10 Mins.; One. Miss Williams is of nice appearance, has a few gowns and a little voice. Sunday she was so frightfully nervous it would be hardly fair to judge her work. After she overcomes her nervousness she should do for an early spot on the small time.

Madge Edwards and Co.

16 Mins.; Full. (Special). Presenting a badly written Mexican sketch of the kind applause type Miss Edwards and her company just about managed to pass. The man (company) plays two characters. A bandit has robbed an express car, escaping with $15,000. At the opening the girl’s father is just leaving to join a posse. The girl is alone in the house; the bandit appears (the same man doubling) dressed as a Mexican vaquero in holiday attire and employs an Italian dialect for Mex. The bandit forces the girl to prepare food for him and then tries to make love to her. A fight and sword duel follows, with the girl finally working the bandit over to a wolf trap which she has set near the fire place. The bandit is caught and the girl goes to collect the reward for his capture. The act isn’t there.

“A Night In A Cafe (10).

30 Mins.; Full (Interior.) “A Night In A Café” is a big act, composed entirely of amateurs. Five girls and five boys in the act. From the manner in which they work and from their appearance they suggest amateurs. One or two of the girls might develop in time. The two girls playing the daughters of the alleged Iris comic might work out a nice little routine of songs for the small and pass with it. They are good looking and are possessed of personality and voice. The little dancer with a boy partner might also get some work with the right sort of a turn. The act as it is now, however, will not do. It is badly produced, the comedy is the rawest of hokum and worked to death. The Irish and Hebrew comics are sad.